Updates From Hunt Mortgage Group, Colliers International, Wells Fargo, HFF

Hunt Mortgage Group, New York, added three new executives in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to bolster its affordable housing team.

William Jones joins the firm as Managing Director, Matt Meskill joins as Director, and KC Peterson was named Vice President. 

Jones and Meskill will operate out of Hunt Mortgage Group’s New York office, while Peterson will be based in Tysons Corner, Va.  

–William Jones.  Jones was with Love Funding Group for 16 years before joining Hunt Mortgage Group.  Most recently he was a Senior Director, Loan Originator at Love Funding, where he was responsible for originating more than $500 million of commercial mortgages, including FHA, 221 (d)(4), new construction and sub-rehabilitation, 223(f), 223(f) Low Income Housing Tax Credit PILOT program, 223 (a)(7), 232 refinancing, 202, 236 IRP decoupling, and commercial mortgage-backed securities multifamily loans. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions with Legg Mason, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Babcock and Brown and Noonan Astley & Pearce. 

–KC Peterson. Peterson comes to Hunt Mortgage Group from Pillar Capital Finance LLC, where he was an underwriter and originator, responsible for originating new loans for multiple asset classes, primarily seniors housing, healthcare and multifamily deals, with emphasis on HUD insured programs. Before that he served as an underwriter at Metropolitan Funding Corp.  Earlier in his career he held positions with Investment Technology Group, Tradeweb Retail and KLS Professional Advisors. 

–Matt Meskill. Meskill joined Love Funding’s New York office in 2011. While there he focused on loan origination for market-rate and affordable multifamily properties and healthcare facilities nationwide. He previously held the position of production analyst, where he worked strategically alongside two originators contributing to the production and closing of approximately $100 million in FHA financing.Prior to joining Love Funding, Meskill gained experience in the commercial real estate construction industry, focusing on energy efficiency and construction estimation. 

Colliers International’s New York Office Hires Mendelson, Green

Colliers International announced that Brad Mendelson and David Green joined the firm, based in New York. 

Colliers named Mendelson and Green Senior Partner and Vice Chairman. As senior partners of the retail team, they will focus on urban retail and broader iconic retail transactions.

Mendelson has worked on transactions including the redevelopment of 1530 Broadway for Bow Tie Partners, where Toys ‘R Us once operated the world’s largest toy store, now the soon-to-open flagship Gap and Old Navy stores; the campaign at 666 Fifth Avenue, with the leasing to Uniqlo and Hollister and recent leases for Saks Off Fifth Department Store at 135 East 57th Street and the new Zara store at 222 Broadway. 

Green, an attorney and certified public accountant, has represented many owners and tenants in transactions that include Boston Properties in its recent leasing of the former FAO Schwarz space to Under Armour, the long-term lease of the retail space at 650 Fifth Avenue and the original Toys ‘R Us transaction at 1530 Broadway.

Wells Fargo & Co. Hires Orr

Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco, tapped Gary Orr to head its Real Estate Specialty and Commercial Real Estate Services groups within Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking.

In his new role, Orr leads two national teams of specialized lending professionals that help regional middle market banking offices develop and grow relationships with real estate investors. Wells Fargo also has a dedicated commercial real estate platform that provides a comprehensive set of banking and financing solutions to experienced owners, operators and developers, real estate investment funds and real estate investment trusts.

Orr joined Wells Fargo in 1988 and has management experience in lending, marketing and credit management in middle market banking and corporate banking. He joined the Real Estate Services Group, which advises Middle Market Banking teams about meeting the specific lending needs of commercial real estate customers in 2014. Since then, Middle Market Banking lending to investor real estate clients has jumped 27 percent.His expanded role includes leading Commercial Real Estate Services, which supports various lines of business with underwriting and closing investor and owner-occupied commercial real estate loans.

HFF Hires Walker as Director in Chicago 
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler hired Patrick Walker as a director in its Chicago office. He will focus on commercial real estate finance with an emphasis on structured finance transactions such as joint venture equity raises, mezzanine loans and recapitalization strategies.

Walker joins HFF from Jefferies LoanCore where he was a vice president responsible for real estate debt originations for office, retail, multifamily housing, hotel, self-storage and industrial properties in the central United States. Prior to that he spent more than eight years with Royal Bank of Scotland in Chicago, where he held positions in the commercial mortgage-backed securities originations group and the global restructuring group.  He began his commercial real estate career as an audit associate for the real estate group at RSM McGladrey, formerly called American Express Tax & Business Services.